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Joseph Stiglitz: Australia should not follow the American path to inequality

Discussion in 'Australian Politics' started by Walter, Jul 13, 2014.

  1. GBFan

    GBFan Well-Known Member

    Oct 30, 2013
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    Out of curiosity, I checked public lands - 645 million acres in the US, 432 million acres in Australia - 69 million acres of national parkland in Australia, and 84 million acres of national pars in US (though that is kinda distorted by the federal land grab - for oil reserves - in Alaska of 13.2 million acres)
  2. Aus22

    Aus22 Well-Known Member

    May 22, 2008
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    GBFan , It is difficult to make comparisons without knowing what is meant by public lands. I suspect you have far more defence installations that would be on public lands.
    Ntional Parks are also hard to define. A lot of Australia is desert so national parks there are rare. However much of the land is registered as aboriginal land.

    In the cities there are parks in every suburb. Melbourne was known as the Garden states for it extensive public gardens

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